NEW 2019 Paddington Bear Coins!

Author: Juliana Chard - Numismatist

Published: 19 Jul 2019

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2020

Paddington Bear at Blackpool Tower

Paddington Bear Coin Series Continued!

Paddington Bear is back with two new fifty pence coins! The coins in the 2019 Paddington Bear Series show the famous bear at two iconic British landmarks; The Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. These new additions bring the total number of Paddington coins to four, with the Paddington Station and Buckingham Palace 50p coins having been released in 2018.

2019 Paddington Bear Coins

All of the Paddington Bear coins were designed by the Royal Mint graphic designer, David Knapton. As with the 2018 coins, the 2019 coins are minted in several finishes; base metal brilliant uncirculated, silver proof and gold proof. Only the silver proof version of the coin features the coloured Paddington Bear design on the obverse. The 2019 coins are beautifully presented in a scrapbook style packaging. 

2019 Paddington Bear Designs

Paddington Bear at the Tower of London

Paddington Bear at The Tower of London 50p

The first release in the 2019 Paddington Bear series shows the bear at The Tower of London. The castle was founded in 1066 and is home to the crown jewels. It's no wonder Paddington paid a visit to one of most popular tourist attractions in Britain. The tower even has it's own £5 coin series.

The 50p coin shows Paddington in front of the grounds, taking a bite out of a marmalade sandwich. It was released on 13th August, 2019.

Brilliant Uncirculated

Coloured Proof Coin

Paddington Bear at St. Paul's Cathedral 50p

The second (and final) 2019 Paddington Bear coin is released in September, 2019. It shows Paddington in front of St. Pauls Cathedral. The design shows the bear in front of the cathedral, tipping his famous hat.

The book Paddington Bear at St. Paul's was the final book to be written by Michael Bond before his death. It was published in June, 2018 to mark the one year anniversary since his passing. Since then he has appeared in many books, several television shows and two big budget films. 

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Paddington Bear at St. Paul's Cathedral

2018 Paddington Bear Designs

The 2018 Paddington Bear coins were issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate the 60th anniversary since the story was first published. These delightful coins were very popular with collectors. 

2018 Paddington Bear at Paddington Station 50p Reverse

Paddington Bear at Paddington Station 50p

The first coin issued was took the bear back to where his story began; Paddington Station. This is where the Brown family find him wearing a tag stating ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you’.

Brilliant Uncirculated

Coloured Proof Coin

Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace 50p

The second coin shows Paddington outside Buckingham Palace. The bear has a history with Buckingham Palace, as it's where Mr Gruber once took him to watch the Changing of the Guard. Paddington was unable to see over the crowd, but luckily he was invited inside the gates to watch. 

Brilliant Uncirculated

Coloured Proof Coin

2018 Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace 50p Reverse

Paddington Bear 50p Coin Mintages

As you can see from the tables below, the 2019 coins have a much lower mintage figure than the previous year. Due to this we think the 2019 coins will be very sought after. 

Silver Proof Paddington Bear Coin Mintages

Design Mintage Limited Edition Presentation
2019 St Paul's Cathedral 32,500 25,000
2019 Tower of London 32,500 25,000
2018 Buckingham Palace 75,000 60,000
2018 Paddington Station 75,000 60,000

Gold Proof Paddington Bear Coin Mintages

Design Mintage Limited Edition Presentation
2019 St Paul's Cathedral 650 500
2019 Tower of London 650 500
2018 Buckingham Palace 1,250 600
2018 Paddington Station 1,250 600

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